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Old Jul 18, 2002, 11:45 AM   #1
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After a discussion on softboxes on another board I thought I'd ask here if anyone is using softboxes. I was considering an Alien Bees softbox as it was modestly priced but one user reported a two stop difference from center to edge. What's the point of a softbox if you have that much of a hot spot . Another reported less than two tenths of a stop variation with a Larson softbox but I can't find them anywhere. Is Larson still in business? Has anyone used Photoflex softboxes?
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Old Aug 3, 2002, 6:33 PM   #2
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I have a set of Westcott softboxes. I use them with a Visatec lighting set and they are very heavy duty and well made. They make mount rings for just about anything out there. I think they are worth the $$ you spend, particulaly if your setting them up and taking them down all the time, thats what puts the wear and tear into them.
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Old Aug 3, 2002, 7:35 PM   #3
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check out photoflex
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Old Aug 9, 2002, 9:44 PM   #4
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yeh, photoflex
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Old Aug 12, 2002, 2:50 PM   #5
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Where's the best place to buy a photoflex softbox? Any good online discount stores?

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Old Aug 12, 2002, 4:43 PM   #6
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I've have nothing but excellent service from B&H Photo, http://www.bhphotovideo.com/ and they carry Photoflex softboxes at good prices. That's where I'll probably get mine when I recover from vacation.
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Old Sep 29, 2002, 8:13 PM   #7
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Larson softboxes are really nice and very versitile. I use all his products. Here is the web site.
http://www.larson-ent.com/
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Old Sep 30, 2002, 11:19 AM   #8
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FWIW I got a large photoflex softbox and it's working very well. Haven't metered the surface but lighting is appears very even and it's very efficient. With a B400 (160ws) at 12 feet I meter f5.6 Entirely adequate for digicam use as work distances will be much closer still. It's huge but I think easier to work with than a big umbrella and has far better control.
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